coinage

  • 1 coinage — coin‧age [ˈkɔɪnɪdʒ] noun [uncountable] 1. ECONOMICS the system of coins used in a country: • Britain did not use decimal coinage until 1971. ˌstandard ˈcoinage ECONOMICS a system where a coin s value is the same as the value of the metal it… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Coinage — may refer to: coins, standardized as currency neologism, coinage of a new word COINage, numismatics magazine Tin coinage, a tax on refined tin ancestry Coinage, a board game See also Coining (disambiguation) Coin (disambiguation) …

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  • 3 Coinage — Coin age, n. [From {Coin}, v. t., cf. {Cuinage}.] 1. The act or process of converting metal into money. [1913 Webster] The care of the coinage was committed to the inferior magistrates. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 2. Coins; the aggregate coin of a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 coinage — [koin′ij] n. [ME < OFr coignaige] 1. the act or process of coining 2. metal money; coins 3. a system of money or metal currency 4. an invented word or expression [laser is a recent coinage] …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 coinage — index cash, formation, invention, money, origination Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 coinage — late 14c., currency, money, from O.Fr. coignage, from coignier to coin (see COIN (Cf. coin)). Meaning act or proces of coining money is from early 15c.; sense deliberate formation of a new word is from 1690s, from a general sense of something… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 coinage — coin, currency, cash, specie, legal tender, *money …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 coinage — ► NOUN 1) coins collectively. 2) the action or process of producing coins. 3) a system or type of coins in use. 4) the invention of a new word or phrase. 5) a newly invented word or phrase …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 coinage — [[t]kɔ͟ɪnɪʤ[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Coinage is the coins which are used in a country. The city produced its own coinage from 1325 to 1864. ...the world s finest collection of medieval European coinage. 2) N UNCOUNT Coinage is the system of money used… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 coinage — /koy nij/, n. 1. the act, process, or right of making coins. 2. the categories, types, or quantity of coins issued by a nation. 3. coins collectively; currency. 4. the act or process of inventing words; neologizing. 5. an invented or newly… …

    Universalium

  • 11 coinage — coin|age [ˈkɔınıdʒ] n 1.) [U] the system or type of money used in a country ▪ the gold coinage of the Roman empire 2.) a word or phrase that has been recently invented ▪ The phrase glass ceiling is a fairly recent coinage. 3.) [U] the invention… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 coinage — noun 1 (U) the system of money used in a country: Britain did not use decimal coinage until 1971. 2 (C) a word or phrase that has been recently invented: The phrase glass ceiling is a fairly recent coinage. 3 (U) the use of new words or phrases 4 …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 coinage — UK [ˈkɔɪnɪdʒ] / US noun Word forms coinage : singular coinage plural coinages 1) [uncountable] the coins used in a particular country or in a particular period in history 2) [countable] a word or phrase that has recently been used for the first… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 coinage — n. 1 the act or process of coining. 2 a coins collectively. b a system or type of coins in use (decimal coinage; bronze coinage). 3 an invention, esp. of a new word or phrase. Etymology: ME f. OF coigniage …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 COINAGE —    The first Etruscan coins date to the late sixth or early fifth century BC and appear to have been struck in the Populonia/Vulci area. These early coins carry the letters thezi, together with a gorgon, sphinx, or various forms of lion. Regular… …

    Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • 16 Coinage —    Constantine I (q.v.) introduced the gold nomisma (Latin solidus) at 72 nomismata per pound of gold. The nomisma was used primarily by the state to pay its soldiers and bureaucrats, and in its relations with other states. Beyond that it served… …

    Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • 17 coinage — coin•age [[t]ˈkɔɪ nɪdʒ[/t]] n. 1) the act or process of making coins 2) the types or amount of coins issued by a nation 3) coins collectively 4) ling. the inventing of words 5) ling. an invented or created word or phrase: “Ecdysiast” is a coinage …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 coinage — noun Date: 14th century 1. the act or process of coining 2. a. coins b. something (as a word) made up or invented …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 coinage — noun /ˈkɔɪnɪdʒ/ a) The process of coining money. b) Coins taken collectively; currency …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 Coinage —    See Currency …

    Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands